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The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets a survey to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. The evidence-based research compiled data such as:

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Will Cash Disappear?
The New York Times analyzes consulting firm Capgemini's estimate that electronic payments will grow about 10.9 percent a year between 2015 and 2020. Norway tops the list, with 99 percent of their adults having made a digital payment.Germany lands the second place at 96 percent, followed by the United States at 92 percent and Japan at 89 percent...
TD Bank Small Business Survey 2017
TD Bank conducted an online survey among small business owners whose annual revenue/sales is $1,000,000 or less. This April 2017 survey focuses on understanding business owner expectations, confidence, challenges and use of specific products. Considerations for expansion included adding new products or services is the top path for expanding the...
SME Test Benchmark 2017
EUROCHAMBRES assessed how the European Commission applied the SME test by analyzing 13 impact assessments (IAs) on legislative initiatives of relevance to SMEs, such as geo-blocking, posting of workers and insolvency, published in the period of July 2015 - January 2017. One of the main findings was despite the strong emphasis by the current...
The Disconnect Between Banks and SMEs in Digital Finance
According to the International Finance Corporation, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make up 99% of the 125 million companies in the world, and these SMEs contribute a staggering 49% of global GDP. The opportunities are huge for any bank willing to offer the fully digital, personalised service they are seeking. As the Fintech partner for...
OECD's Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2017
OECD's Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2017 report shares data on SMEs and market proximity and female entrepreneurship. In 2014 start-ups – firms less than two years old - accounted for around 20 percent or more of firms in most countries and for more than 30 percent in the United Kingdom, Hungary, Brazil, Israel and Poland. Start-ups nevertheless...
SME Lending Declines for 23rd Consecutive Quarter
For the 23rd consecutive quarter, SME lending decreased and is down 7.5% for the year, new Central Bank figures show. The Bank said credit to SMEs — considered to be 250 employees or less — declined by 0.8% over the quarter to €27.5bn in its latest report examining lending in the second quarter. The weighted average interest rate on new non-...
Jamaican business
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), jointly created a survey with the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets a survey to compare how approaches to SME boards have varied across countries. The evidence-based research compiled data such as: Main reasons Indian SMEs list Did firms raise capital at time of listing? Use of IPO proceeds by...
Democratizing Globalization: How Small Businesses across America
PayPal conducted research in hopes give more small businesses to digital finance and inspire both owners and policymakers in supporting growth for SMEs in the U.S. This research found that SMEs PayPal users grew from 2015-2016 by 22.9 percent. Of these, less than five percent export. Women-owned small businesses grew and export at about 72 percent...
What SME Financial Jobs Are At Risk of Automation
Personal financial advisors have a 58 percent chance of computerization in the future, according to recent data on the probability of computerization. According to Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, financial advisors should be able to escape the rise of automation and artificial intelligence with jobs intact. The data also shows that insurance...
Access to finance is the least pressing problem in general and businesses' demands for financing were often fulfilled. However, financing might still be a barrier for smaller and younger companies or in specific countries. Bank loans and credit lines remain the most relevant sources of financing for SMEs in the EU. 55% of SMEs used credit lines in...